With the Fuji Xpro 3 came the Classic Negative look. It’s actually based on Superia 200. But older cameras and other brands don’t have it. As part of the Filmist Project, I started creating classic Fuji-like presets for Lightroom and Capture One. This is my classic neg film simulation!
I made Classic Negative Like, a Free Lightroom Preset, and Capture One Style. It’s like shooting it in the camera, but even better.
Getting film presets to work on any camera takes time. The classic negative-like simulation was no exception. I don’t like camera-specific color profiles that limit you. I use a preset like this “Classic Negative”-like preset. I also made a Classic Chrome preset and you can read about that here.
In action… My Classic Negative film sim Preset and Capture One Style.
– DOWNLOAD my Fuji Classic Negative preset FREE.
Go get the improved Gen.2 2023 classic neg film simulation in my free pack on the Filmist page. It includes Classic Negative as a Lightroom preset as a Capture One Style a LUT for video, PLUS a couple other presets from Filmist.
For years, I’ve been expanding my Film presets project, creating presets such as Porta, Fuji 400, Fujifilm black and white, and others. So I created a mini-free pack from my complete Film presets collection You can get the Seim Classic Negative look for free.
I’ll add the download link above so you can get my latest version of the Classic Neg-like look and try it out. Feedback has been great on this and the new 2023 version is even more dialed in,
Film-inspired recipes and presets really bring out the magic.
Film is a secret weapon most photographers don’t realize. It brings a nuance and atmosphere that is subtle yet helps define photos that might otherwise feel plain. It helps us balance shadows in a digital slider world that is often over-cooked.
That’s why Fuji is the only camera brand people love for it’s color profiles. They came from film and they have years of understanding how shadows and colors alter our senses.
Fuji Classic Negative look was inspired by Fujifilm Superia, a negative film from the 1990s. There are zero technical reasons to make color profiles work only on the latest cameras, it’s just a marketing trick. That’s why I set to work and made presets/styles and Luts for this process. We need color grades I can use anywhere, not on one Camera or brand.
Don’t stop at the Classic Negative film presets.
People can get stuck on these Fuji colors. They are good, but they are just film-inspired looks. I’ve included a few more film presets for Lightroom and Capture One in the Filmist Sampler download, like Portra 160, start extending out and trying the films, and the more you do the more control you will have over the tone and atmosphere of your photos.
My free classic neg preset works for Capture One, Lightroom CC, Lightroom Classic, and Lightroom Mobile, and has a preset for older versions like Lightroom 6. Go here if you need help installing presets.
I hope you enjoy this Fuji Classic Negative look. Please let me know what you think or if you have questions. You can also subscribe to my YouTube photography channel.